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getting around, Christchurch: 26 reviews and 20 photos

Getting around Christchurch and to its suburbs has been made easy with the introduction of the Orbitor Bus service. This bus travels around Christchurch in both directions and has a total travel time of about 85 minutes to do a full circuit. The bus goes by all of the major Shopping Malls (except Hornby) plus the University, Westpac Trust Centre, Princess Margaret Hospital and the Alpine Ice Skating arena. As it doesn't go through the middle of town you may need to take a bus to one of the malls and change service - eg take the 11 or 13 bus and get off at Barringtons then walk to Barrington St (30 seconds away) and cross the road.

The cost of the Orbitor is $2.50 and your ticket is normally good for 2 hours.

Buses run every 10 minutes on weekdays, 15 minutes on Saturdays and 30 minutes in the evening and on Sundays. They also run in each direction.

Type: Bus

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 20, 2006
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